Sunday, March 3, 2013

Many of you know that a few weeks back I set off to Kauai to the Na Pali (the Cliffs) Coast - North Shore Kauai, to tackle one of my life's goals. I have wanted to backpack the Kalalau Trail - 11 miles in one direction to a piece of paradise know as one of the most remote (based on milage) location on earth. I love to live outdoors, but the getting there posed several possible issues. The trail is very eroded, always rainy and very step with a shear cliff to the ocean at most times. Nt to mention river crossings that spike flash floods and the climate change of being in the Hawaiian Islands. Nonetheless, Michael Steiner, President of Michael Miller Fabrics, and myself set off to spend four days in the back country, and made the trip as palnned. We encountered mild amounts of adventure, tons of beauty and all around Awesomeness in spirit. Here is a quick slide show of our journey, notice I am almost speechless for the entire video, this almost never happens. Hope you enjoy, other fun quilting adventure videos are nestled on my website,

Monday, February 11, 2013

Recieved this email the other day, Thanks Bonnie from Tampa, FL for making my day.

Reminder Rob's Gallery Reception at Edward Jones in Los Osos, CA is this Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 5-7 pm, see you there.

Hi Rob

I attended your seascape class in Tampa, FL at Keep Me In Stitches last August.  Again...wonderful class...I learned so many new things in class and through the whole process of creating the quilt.

I worked on my seascape off and on through the fall in between other commitments and holidays and finally finished quilting it in late January...just in time for my guild's quilt show. The quilt won a blue ribbon in the wall quilts category. It ended up being approx 40" w x 53" L.

I'm sending some photos of the finished quilt and of you & I at KMIS (Keep Me In Stitches - Tampa, FL)...along the way the underwater theme changed from fish to sea turtles because of the fabrics I had and because I wanted to celebrate their return to nest on our Florida beaches each year.

Hope you are able to come back to Tampa again for a Twizzleman class.

Thanks again for a wonderful experience.  It was so neat to see your "Beyond the Tides" quilt in person. Long before I learned to quilt, that quilt and episode of Simply Quilts made me want to shook up my perception of what a quilt could be, and put quilting at the top of my bucket list. In a sense, it was my own "Coming Home"....the title I gave to my quilt.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

New Year = New Lifestyle and Loving it!

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As I am blessed to make the transition from the retail quilt shop world into the traveling designer/educator lifestyle I must not forget the true reasons that my path has evolved. I needed more time to Love, Laugh and Create to keep my edge in the design world. I thank the Lord each day for His wisdom and guidance in my life. I am reminded to rest, eat healthy, spend time in nature with friends family and wildlife.
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As 2013 brings so many changes to our worlds, it is time we come together to support and encourage each other through Art, Nature, Healthy Foods, and a supremely positive lifestyle.

I know that this year has many great adventures in store for me, and I plan to spend more time sharing the stories and images that come.

There will be many exciting events and new products from The Rob Appell Designs Studio
in 2013. Stay Tuned....
Upcoming Gigs
2/26/13, Heart of California Quilters - Madera, CA
5/18/13, Quilted in Honor Launch - Portland, OR
6/8/13, Alaska Quilt Cruise departs - Seattle, WA 
7/9/13, Quilter's Affair Classes start - Sisters, OR 

Rob Appell Quilt Show Opening, February 15th!

Many of Rob's original quilt works will be on display form now until late March 2013 at
Deanna Richards's Edward Jones Office in Los Osos, 1236-J Los Osos, CA 93402.  Hours 9-noon, 2-5:30pm  Monday-Friday (except public holidays)

Many quilts are for sale for the first time ever!
Opening Reception is February 15th, 2013 5-7 pm.
I Hope to see you there!

Quilting Retreat Event - September 19-22, 2013.

Sing up NOW!
All of Rob's other Retreat Events are already sold out for 2013, but we still have a few seats left in this coming September. Do not miss this incredible opportunity to get a way and quilt with a great group of people. Three Nights, Nine Meals, and Rob! only $389.00
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Thank you for following along in my journey, hope to see all of you at an event real soon,
Rob Appell
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